Head of Creative Learning
Lyric Theatre

  • Full-time
  • Belfast
  • Closing Date: 26th February, 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Creative Learning team and delivery of our education and outreach programme.

Head of Creative Learning will collaborate with the Executive Producer and be responsible for leading on all aspects of education and outreach work including work for young people at the Lyric Theatre, ensuring their needs are considered throughout the organisation, and for developing and producing a range of education work.

The post-holder will work as part of the Senior Management Team and as such will be expected to be involved in strategic decisions for the whole organisation and to attend Programming Committee and board meetings.

Full Job Description, including details of how to apply can be downloaded from the Lyric Theatre website.

About the Organisation

The Lyric Theatre enjoys a special place within Northern Ireland’s artistic landscape. As a prolific production house, the Lyric is the beating cultural heart of Northern Ireland – inspiring and entertaining audiences with both new and established plays and helping to launch the careers of some of our most famous actors, directors, and playwrights. The Lyric is a playhouse for all. We are a shared civic space for artists and audiences alike; a creative hub for theatre-making, nurturing talent and promoting the critical role of the arts in society.

As Northern Ireland’s only full-time producing theatre, each year we produce 9 or 10 full-scale productions, 2 of which run concurrently at Christmas. We also receive visiting work from touring companies. We stage some 400 performances each year and are the largest employer of theatre practitioners in Northern Ireland. Our modern theatre opened in 2011 and consists of the 390-seat main stage and the 124- seat flexible Naughton Studio. In recent years, the theatre won 4 Irish Theatre Awards, was voted NI’s most welcoming theatre, staged co-productions with the Abbey Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Dublin Theatre Festival and toured to New York, London, Glasgow, and Dublin. In 2022, we won Best Play Revival for Translations with Abbey Theatre at the UK Theatre Awards, in addition to our Creative Learning department winning Excellence in Arts Education. In 2023 we won Theatre of the Year at The Stage Awards, and Business Contribution to the LGBTQIA+ Community at the GNI Mag Awards, as well as Best Play Revival for Beauty Queen of Leenane with Prime Cut at the UK Theatre Awards.

There are two group companies. Lyric Theatre NI (The parent company) is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity and is also the owner and operator of the theatre and the primary recipient of grant funding. Lyric Players Theatre Productions Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lyric Theatre NI and is responsible for producing professional theatre productions and the operation of food and beverage operations within the theatre. The combined turnover of the two companies is in excess of £3.5million. The two companies employ more than 90 employees. For more information on the Lyric Theatre, visit www.lyrictheatre.co.uk.

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